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Absorbs water

Posted by Dodgeman on October 2nd, 2000 12:44 PM
In reply to tell me about Partical board and it problems with water by sharlyn L.. on October 2nd, 2000 12:26 PM [Go to top of thread]

Particle board is manufactured with a non waterproof resin that bonds the particles (coarse sawdust) together. The board is not water resistant, much less waterproof. It makes a good subfloor for carpeting, but not other floor finishes (tile, ceramic tile, inlaid, etc.) It is usually installed over another subfloor such as plywood, and I would be suprised if mobile homes would use it as the only layer for the floor. I assume you do not mean OSB, (oriented strand board) which is another story

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